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A Sense of Occasion is a wedding celebrant service based in East Sussex. Paula Black, the owner, is an independent celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants and Association of Independent Celebrants. She loves working with couples to create unique ceremonies that reflect their personalities and tastes, whether funny, serious, quirky, or romantic. Paula's bespoke ceremonies can be non-religious or include elements of your faith and culture, and they focus on celebrating life and love. Whatever way you plan to say 'I do,' she will do her best to make the experience meaningful and memorable.

Paula says,

'I want to know your story – the people behind the lens so to speak. The minutiae of what makes you tick. All of those hopes and dreams that you have can be woven into the hand-crafted ceremony I will present to you and your guests.

I have as many facets to my life and personality as there are sparks in the imagination – creative, romantic, rock chick, retro or bohemian but always happy to dress the part and create that sense of occasion for you. Together we make magic because we all bring to the spell our unique qualities that ensures no two ceremonies will ever be the same. I come with no judgement, but I leave behind memories.'

Services Offered

Sense of Occasion can help you mark the next chapter in your life with a thoughtful and personalised wedding ceremony. Paula offers a variety of packages, including wedding services, elopements, and commitment ceremonies. With her friendly and open approach, she will spend time getting to know you before the big day. Paula can also assist you with writing your vows if necessary. She can be present at your wedding rehearsal to ensure a smooth and seamless order of the day. If you'd like more information, contact Paula today to discuss your ideas and requirements.

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Midge Sent on 21/08/2023
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Most Georgeous Fun

We had the most gorgeous fun creating our ceremony with our Celebrant Paula, who's warm and kind presence made the journey to our special moment, so wonderful

Thank you for leading our celebration so beautifully
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5 The Grove, Denton, Newhaven BN9 0QY Lewes (East Sussex)

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